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Old 04-04-2011, 09:25 AM
mdyoungchriscole mdyoungchriscole is offline
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Default Shift Hard Jerk

I own a 99 ranger xlt. when i bought it i knew that it had a hard shift (automatic). From first to second is the worst, but the higher the gear, not as hard. I was wondering if this is the shift kit? If so, are they easy/cheap to replace.
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:39 AM
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Thats not normal, mine did the same thing and i had to get my trans rebuilt. Is your o/d light flashing?
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:40 AM
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As i tell everyone with this problem, check your TPS.
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Old 05-02-2011, 05:41 PM
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i know its not normal. when i bought it, the guy had a different shift kit put into it, and i was told it was suppose to be like this but im sick of it.
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:06 PM
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As i tell everyone with this problem, check your TPS.
if his check engine light is not on it probably isnt the TPS
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Old 05-02-2011, 07:29 PM
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Default Re: Shift Hard Jerk

I have a manual that has the same issue. It is wierd because it chooses to be stiff when it wants to. Sometimes it is smooth, others it is stiff. Someone said it could be the springs in the shifter? My CEL isnt on either, O/D isnt flashing, and tranny is topped off with fresh oil.
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:02 AM
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O/D isnt flashing, check engine light isnt on.
shifts are always the same, expect different for different accelerations.
if i have it at 5 rpm ready to shift to second, its a harder shift then at 3 rpm.
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:44 PM
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You're shifting at 5K RPM? And it has a shift kit? Yea, that's going to be a hard shift. I doubt anything is wrong with it. Just go easier on your transmission and let it shift sooner than that.
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Old 05-04-2011, 01:43 PM
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Run an OBDII reader on it. If you bought it used, and was told it was supposed to shift hard I wouldn't be surprised if he dug out the CEL bulb as well.
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